Açor Mountain

This is a group of villages in which the dominant building material is schist. However, nearly all the buildings are rendered. Some of them use granite in the doorways and window frames. All the villages are the centres of their parish.

Villages in Açor Mountain

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Benfeita

Açor Mountain

Every 7th May the bell tower of this “white village” commemorates the end of World War II with 1620 peals.

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Fajão

Açor Mountain

Fajão nestles peacefully between the quartzite cliffs of the Penedos de Fajão and the River Ceira. And a certain Monsignor immortalized it in stories and woodcuts.

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Sobral de São Miguel

Açor Mountain

The inhabitants of this village believe it to be the "Heart of the Schist". Its relationship with schist is evident everywhere. However, this village is not made just of stone. It is well worth finding the small treasures hidden in São Miguel.

Groups in Aldeias do Xisto